Didier Schmitt

European Space Agency (ESA)Strategy and Coordination Group Leader for Human and Robotic Exploration

Didier Schmitt is coordinator for human and robotic exploration at the European Space Agency. Previously he was member of the Space Task Force at the European External Action Service – EU Diplomatic Service, seconded by ESA (2014-2018). Scientific adviser and foresight coordinator in the Bureau of European Policy Advisers to the President of the European Commission (2012-14), and member of the Space Policy Unit at the European Commission (2009-12), seconded by ESA. Head of Life Science Unit in the human spaceflight and exploration programme at the European Space Agency (1997-2009).


International Astronautical Congress 2021

25-29 October 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


International Astronautical Congress 2018

1–5 October 2018

Bremen, Germany